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Nigeria’s Super Eagles dropped their previous position of 35th

Nigeria Super EaglesNigeria’s Super Eagles have slipped to 36th position on the latest FIFA global rankings for February released by the world football governing body, FIFA on Thursday.

The three-time African champions dropped one place from their previous position of 35th

Gernot Rohr’s side remain the fifth- best country in Africa with Senegal retaining the no. 1 spot, followed by Tunisia , Algeria and Morocco in the second , third and fourth positions , respectively.

The ranking, which was released Thursday, also had Benin Republic, Super Eagles opponents in next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers move up one spot from 83 to 82.

Lesotho, who battle the Eagles on March 30, are ranked 143rd in the latest ranking.

The Super Eagles accrued a total of 1474 points within the month though the team has not been active due to Covid-19 pandemic.

The Eagles have a chance to improve their position on the ranking when they take on neighbours Benin Republic and the Crocodiles of Lesotho in their remaining 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures next month.

Belgium maintain top position with 1780 points. Their three immediate chasers – France (2nd), Brazil (3rd) and England (4th) – retain their respective rankings.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola world rankings will be published on April 8, 2021.